PFLAG National is monitoring the activities of groups promoting "cures" for homosexuality so that we can be poised to respond to their misguided activities.
Of particular concern is Exodus International's "Groundswell Program", which appears to be recruiting young people to deliver their damaging and destructive message in schools.
This organization would have Christian young people become their newest evangelical weapon by training them on how to badger their gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) peers with the message that they can and should "change". In addition, they seek to derail Gay/Straight Alliance clubs, challenge or obstruct policies that address anti-GLBT harassment at school, and work to ensure the lives and concerns of GLBT students are not addressed through measures such as faculty training and appropriate inclusion in curricula.
You will find a timely documentary on this subject in PFLAG Hartford's library. Fish Can't Fly on DVD is a poignant and humerous 83 minute presentation that explores the lives of religious gay men and lesbians as they recall their experiences with "ex-gay" minitries and how the "cure" programs did not work. Fish Can't Fly features Hartford resident Peterson Toscano who was a speaker at one of our meetings this year.